In 2022, as manya s 1310 illegal sewage lines connected to SWD have been plugged by GCC. A fine amount of Rs 3.12lakhs have been collected from the violators. In the Kodambakkam zone the highest of 203 illegal sewage lines were plugged by GCC and in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar zone as many as 181 sewage lines were plugged.
It is important to note that the shops and encroachers have been removing the plugging and letting out sewage continuously. This was as epr some resirents from sowcarpet in north Chennai. In this regard, the GCC has asked its assistant engineers to be on the roads to make sure that plugged drains were not opened again.
Various locations in Chennai where sewage is being let inside the drains are Ambattur Estate Road, Walltax Road and areas surrounding T. Nagar bus stand etc. To identify illegal sewage lines, the GCC officials have been asked to conduct weekly drives in Chennai.